In an arrangement that initiates second-phase digital dealings in Spain, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment has inked an exclusive 29-pic accord with Spanish digital platform Via Digital.
With more people at home to watch TV, "Donny & Marie" and other fledgling syndie yakkers enjoyed a Nielsen bounce during the Christmas-New Year's holiday period, according to Nielsen's syndie ratings…
Soap vet Lisa Hesser is close to inking a deal to serve as exec producer of "Passions," the new NBC sudser launching this summer.
Fresh off a record-breaking Nielsen rating Sunday for "Murder in a Small Town," with Gene Wilder as an amateur sleuth, A&E will commission an original movie featuring fictional detective Nero Wolfe.
In his first appearance before the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Scott Sassa outlined his vision for NBC, which includes "more traditional families" and "less emphasis on sex.
"60 Minutes II" has started very well, ticking off CBS' highest Wednesday 9-10 p.m. Nielsens with regular programming since May 14, 1997. "60 II" reported a 12.3 rating, 18 share in households, the…
AHN (America's Health Network), the 3-year-old cable channel devoted to medical news, has scheduled five new series to kick off between March 26 and May 1.
Showtime renewed its half-hour comedies series "Rude Awakening" and "Linc's" for a second season, Showtime programming chief Jerry Offsay said Wednesday.
CNN talkmeister Larry King will interview Bill Maher and Martin Short during the Jan. 25 opening general sesh of the National Assn. of TV Program Executives sales confab in New Orleans.
In addition to its new initiative to acquire exclusive video rights to independent films (Daily Variety, Jan. 13), Blockbuster has announced a deal with Showtime to offer for rent 24-36 features from…
Fox has made no noise about stealing the WB netlet's linchpin teen drama "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" when the contract expires next year, but it could happen if the WB doesn't step up, 20th Century…